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Ecurie Ecosse has confirmed that it will continue to challenge for the Blancpain Endurance Series Pro-Am title this season.
Alasdair McCaig and Olly Bryant return for another season with the legendary Scottish squad’s BMW Z4 GT3 along with British rising-star, and SportscarGlobal Columnist, Devon Modell.
Modell who proved to be one of the fastest drivers in the British GT Championship’s GT4 category and made a stunning GT3 debut at the Nurburgring BES finale by finishing second in the Pro-Am category steps in for Andrew Smith who is taking a break to concentrate on other business commitments.
“It’s a privilege to race for such an iconic name as Ecurie Ecosse.” said Modell. “In Olly and Alasdair I have two team-mates who came close to winning the title last year and hopefully I’ll be the final piece of the puzzle.
“The boys at Barwell Motorsport know how to set the car up and run a team that gets the best out of everyone. I can’t wait to be back behind the wheel and for the season to start.”
The Scottish squad are continuing their association with Barwell Motorsport now hope to improve upon last year’s third places in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ championships, and repeat its 100% points-scoring record.
“I am delighted that Ecurie Ecosse are entering the European GT arena this year by competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series Pro-Am category with Olly Bryant, Devon Modell and Alasdair McCaig, as well as in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with Marco Attard and Alexander Sims.” said Hugh McCaig, Ecurie Ecosse Team Principal. “I am also delighted that our close and very successful partnership with Barwell Motorsport will continue for a fifth season. The excellent relationship that we have also developed with BMW Motorsport underlines the strength of our team of people as a package.”
The team also continues their sponsorship deal with Black Bull Whiskey into 2015. “Following on from a fantastic 2014 for Ecurie Ecosse Powered By Black Bull, we are delighted to continue sponsoring the team in this season’s Blancpain Endurance Series and British GT Championship.” added Euan Shand of Black Bull Whiskey.
“The Black Bull and Indian Summer brands have been forged over many years and honed to perfection for the enjoyment of the consumer, much like the precision engineering and great organisation behind the Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 GT3. A truly great partnership! We wish the team the best of luck in 2015.”
You can follow all of Devon’s progress with Ecurie Ecosse throughout the season right here on SportscarGlobal in his regular column, Devon’s Digest.